Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Trump vs Comey - What Happens Now?

One News Page Staff Monday, 12 June 2017
Trump vs Comey - What Happens Now?by

US Politics has been just as dramatic last week as UK affairs, it would seem – as former FBI Director James Comey appeared to testify on oath before the Senate with regard to his involvement with the Trump administration. Comey was in charge of leading an inquiry into potential links between Donald Trump’s top team and Russian intelligence – only to be sacked by the Commander in Chief as a result of previous discussions regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of her email server. This, at the time, was taken to be truth – however, Comey has shed sensational light on what he swears has gone down behind the White House doors, and Trump has responded by claiming Comey to be a liar and a leaker.

Comey advised Congress while under oath that he felt pressurized into dropping an investigation into links between Russian and Trump’s former security chief, Michael Flynn. Flynn, of course, found himself out of work as a result of misleading on just how much contact he’d had with the Russian ambassador – but Comey further denounced Trump as having defamed him with ‘lies’. The former FBI chief had in fact began making sure that all contact and conversations he had with Trump were backed up in case the President lied.

Trump has taken to Twitter to denounce Comey in turn, with the Director also stating that the President had made a point of requesting ‘loyalty’ as necessity. One of the main sticking points in the hearing – one which will be mulled over for some time – was the revelation that, in relation to an investigation taking place into Flynn’s actions vis-à-vis Russia, Trump had allegedly advised Comey that he ‘hoped’ the director could ‘let (this) go’. Comey, by his own admission, had taken this statement to be a direction – meaning that, allegations aside, we may be looking at a matter of semantics and interpretation.

Regardless of Comey’s evidence, the investigation continues as pressure mounts on Trump and his top team. Many media outlets now mull over whether or not Trump obstructed justice, or at least knowingly intended to – which, of course, has led to further speculation over whether or not the President will face impeachment. At present, the Republican Party appears to be holding firm – but it is not yet clear how far down the rabbit hole will go. Anyone previously caught thinking politics was boring – take a good look at the news!

11
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: Vanity Fair - < > Embed

News video: Everything to Know About the Comey Hearing

Everything to Know About the Comey Hearing 02:26

Here's what you need to know about former FBI Director James Comey's hearing about Russian interference in the US elections and his firing by President Donald Trump.

Recent related news

Rosie O’Donnell Opens Up About Donald Trump’s Hostility Towards Her

Rosie O’Donnell is speaking out about her longstanding feud with President Donald Trump. The 55-year-old comedian and actress appeared on Watch What Happens...
Just Jared - Entertainment

What Happens When The New York Times' Subscription Surge Tapers Off?

Management is well aware that the boost the company is receiving from interest in the Trump administration will eventually subside. Here's how it's preparing for...
Motley Fool - Markets


You Might Like


Other recent news in US

Fire engulfs PENNSYLVANIA senior living facilitySERENA WILLIAMS marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash
KEYSTONE PIPELINE leaks 210K gallons in South DakotaKirsten Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should have resigned over WHITE HOUSE affair
Over 200,000 GALLONS of oil spill out of Keystone PipelineBen Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, STEELERS drill Titans
Director Dan Gilroy talks Denzel WASHINGTON, working with actors and 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'TESLA UNVEILS Its Electric 'Semi' Truck, And Adds A Roadster
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Games To Watch: Trojans Square Off With CommodoresEx-HOMELAND SECURITY Secretary Tom Ridge Remains in Hospital

Twitter

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+